Black Bars at Top/Bottom Bad ??

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  1. cjob68

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    Hi,
    I recently got a Hitachi 46" widescreen and I've noticed that alot of the dvds still have black bars at the bottom and top. I'm guessing this is because they are a different ratio ( i.e not 16:9 ) . Are these bars bad , can they cause burn in ?

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    Jason
     
  2. Razor

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    No, dont worry.
     
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    Steven Spielberg was one of a group who pushed for 21:9 widescreen tv's which would have accommodated virtually all aspect ratios without black bars at top and bottom of the screen. However, for obvious reasons, 16:9 is a more practical ratio for manufacturing - and imagine having an equivalent to a 50" widescreen in your living room if it was 21:9!
     

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